Murder Defendant Disappears from Halfway House

During a pretrial show cause hearing a DC Superior Court judge issued a bench warrant for a murder defendant who disappeared from a halfway house.

Edward Leroy Brown, 55, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 29-year-old Kenneth Poindexter on the 4700 block of Benning Road, SE in January of 2018. Twenty-eight-year-old Charles Young, 23-year-old Steven Robin and 22-year-old Sean McKenzie are co-defendants in the case. All three co-defendants are also charged with first-degree murder while armed. In addition to the murder charge, Young and Robin are charged with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

“I spoke to him last week,” said Brown’s defense attorney, Howard McEachern. “He seemed to be doing well.” Brown was ordered to stay in the halfway house in July. 

Young and McKenzie are scheduled for a felony status conference on Nov. 22. Robin is scheduled for a status hearing on the same day.